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IGSHPA Keynote Urges Contractors to Stop Apologizing

Architect Calls Geothermal an Important Part of Reducing Energy Footprint of Buildings
Architect Eric Corey Freed specializes in green designs and makes extensive use of geothermal heating and cooling. That experience led the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) to invite him to deliver the keynote at this year’s Technical Conference and Expo. Here is a Q&A with Freed.


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New Ohio Efficiency Resource Fund to Help Upgrade Buildings

Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Can Now Get Funding for Energy Efficiency Retrofits
Smaller businesses, schools, churches, and clinics throughout Ohio could potentially cut tens of millions of dollars a year off their energy bills using a new financial tool launched by the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE).


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CHP and Fog Humidification Cut Energy and O&M Costs

Army Research Laboratory Switches to More Efficient System
The Army Research Lab (ARL) is going through a series of programs to improve its energy efficiency. One step called for installing an onsite generator and using the waste heat to replace the boiler generated hot water. But the boiler was also producing steam to humidify some of the laboratory’s clean rooms.


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Variable-Speed Pumps Reduce Energy Use

Ultrasonic Flow Meters are Key to Controlling Energy Management
Hemant Mehta’s WMGroup must be doing something right because his team has been fine-tuning HVAC systems for the same major New Jersey pharmaceutical company since 1984. The latest improvement involved the upgrading of the chiller systems at the company’s 100-acre research and development campus.


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Multifamily Project Wins Building Brooklyn Award

Steven Winter Associates Honored for LEED and Energy Star Certified Project
Steven Winter Associates Inc. (SWA) announced that the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce selected the firm’s multifamily project, The Hegeman Residence, to receive a Building Brooklyn Award. The project received the award in honor of its contributions to sustainable construction in the affordable housing sector. 


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Infrastructure Upgrades to Save School District Over $9 Million

Project Includes Lighting, Heating, Cooling, and Indoor Air Quality Upgrades
ABM, a leading provider of facility solutions, announced its ABM Building Services business has been selected by Orange County (Va.) Public Schools to implement division-wide energy and infrastructure upgrades to its schools through ABM’s Bundled Energy Solutions Program.


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Job Seeker Questions That Are Better Left Unsaid

Survey Reveals the Most Unusual Questions from Job Applicants
It’s often said there are no bad questions, but an OfficeTeam survey suggests otherwise. Human resources managers were asked to recount the most unusual or surprising question they have heard a job seeker ask during an interview. Here are some of their responses.


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